ARK: Survival Evolved is gearing up for a full release in August. Studio Wildcard shared that they will not be wiping servers after Early Access. A network of new servers will be added on launch day in order to discourage hacking.
As the full release date for Ark: Survival Evolved slowly approaches, the game's developer studio Studio Wildcard is sharing some news regarding tha game's servers and the upcoming Ragnarok content.
First off, the studio confirmed that there will be no server wiping of any kind, despite a recent rash of cheating and hacking within the game. Ark: Survival Evolved's legacy servers will continue to operate as usual after the launch.
Now to explain the second part of the headline: on launch date the studio will roll out a "fresh cluster network of servers running new code and infrastructure explicitly designed to prevent issues like hacking from occurring in the future".
Also, the game's third official mod, "Ragnarok", will roll out to both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players on launch day. The map will be free to download for everyone, it will feature a Griffon and a new environment. More on these features later.
PC players can expect an update for Ragnarok to come sometime this week. The update will bring about some new areas, a whole bunch of bug fixes and QOL changes.
More server news incoming: on launch day Wildcard will have support for private rentable dedicated servers made available via hosting company Nitrado for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players. "These servers will be available at a very low price, to make them available to as many ARK denizens as possible".
Ark: Survival Evolved will be leaving its Early Access development and hit full 1.0 release on 08 August for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.